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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for your program?

Applications are accepted beginning in mid-September for the following year's class. Our programs are accepting only electronic applications through ERAS (the Electronic Residency Application Service). The required documents for an application are the same as ERAS (two letters of recommendation, the Dean's letter, formal transcripts, USMLE/COMLEX transcripts and a personal statement). We would like at least one of the letters to be from a physician in the specialty you are applying for.

Do You Have USMLE Minimum Score Requirements For Step 1 And 2?

Applicants must have passed USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination) Step 1 and have taken both components of Step 2 or the COMLEX (Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination) Level 1 and have taken both components of Level 2. For standardized test scores, those candidates who have passed both step 1/step 2 USMLE or level 1/level 2 COMLEX with high scores on the first attempt will be considered more competitive in that category.

What is the size of your program?

The Emergency Medicine program has been approved for 36 total residents (12 per PGY 1-3).

What makes Grand Strand Medical Center a good choice for an Emergency Medicine resident?

Grand Strand Medical Center is a 301-bed acute care hospital. The Emergency Department houses an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Advanced Primary Stroke Center, Children’s Center and is the busiest trauma center in South Carolina.

Our Emergency Medicine faculty provide high-quality patient care with years of experience in emergency medicine, including clinical toxicology, trauma ultrasound, environmental envenomation, marine life related injuries and aeromedical services. Each is dedicated to educating and mentoring residents through didactic, clinical and research experiences.

Is there a research program?

Our faculty is currently involved in several research projects. Additionally, there will be research support available at Grand Strand Medical Center.

If I have questions, who can I contact?

Please contact Ann Stuart Ray, RN, GME Emergency Medicine Program Coordinator, at (843) 692-3499.